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dc.contributor.authorMadway, Lorraine
dc.identifier.citationMadway, Lorraine. 2016. "Documenting art and history: the “Back to Fort Scott” materials in the Gordon Parks Papers." Great Plains Quarterly, v.36, no.2 (Spring 2016): 81-99.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe materials dealing with Gordon Parks’s unpublished article for Life magazine, “Back to Fort Scott,” in the Gordon Parks Papers at Wichita State University Libraries are one of the most compelling and illuminating parts of this manuscript collection. These items document a critical point in Parks’s development as an artist and provide an incisive account of the practice and effects of racial segregation in the Midwest from the 1920s through the 1940s. This essay looks at the artistic, historical, and archival significance of the content of these materials. A close reading reveals the excitement and the challenges of documenting the creativity of an artist whose activities blurred the boundaries between the personal and the professional and between the private and public parts of his life.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Nebraska Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGreat Plains Quarterly;v.36 no.2
dc.subjectAfrican Americansen_US
dc.subjectParks, Gordon, 1912-2006.en_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Arten_US
dc.titleDocumenting art and history: the “Back to Fort Scott” materials in the Gordon Parks Papersen_US
dc.title.alternative“Back to Fort Scott” materials in the Gordon Parks Papersen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 by University of Nebraska Pressen_US

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